Last Mile Design

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at
Mon Feb 11 14:30:35 UTC 2019

On 11/Feb/19 16:21, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> Speaking of an Asia-Pac example, Thailand, the government owned telco.
> Typically there are 1-3 different FTTH providers if you live in
> something that resembles a town, pay 50-100EUR installation fee, they
> show up within days to pull your new fiber and now you can have 150/50
> for around 20EUR a month.
> The price level has remained the same the past 5-6 years, but speed
> has gone up from 10/3 to 150/50 for the same monthly payment. Last
> year the 150/50 price level offering was 100/20 instead.

I can attest to this as I saw exactly the same thing in Malaysia, and
more so after I've been away these past couple of years.

The company I worked for at the time started rolling our GPON with the
top speed at 50Mbps for several hundred RM/month back in 2010. 9 years
later, they are selling 1Gbps @ RM99/month.

I suppose we can choke it down to the cost of living in the North
Western hemisphere being what it is, or some such reason :-).


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